“We demonstrated in 1,334 hip or knee replacement patients that increased shared decision-making pre-operatively was associated with higher joint function and patient ratings of their surgeons at 12 months after surgery. In other words, if patients felt more involved in the decision to have surgery, their outcomes were actually better.”
Medical treatments can help slow the progression of RA and alleviate the symptoms. If these treatments are ineffective, a person with RA of the hip may be eligible for hip replacement surgery to ease joint pain and improve mobility.
For many people undergoing total hip or knee replacement, same-day surgery is a safe option, new research shows.
With outpatient hip and knee replacements on the rise, Geoffrey Westrich, MD, and colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) launched a study to analyze trends and compare complication rates of patients who go home the same day they have surgery versus those who spend one or more nights in the hospital.
Same-day discharge (SDD) is becoming more common for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty.
As many as 3 in 10 people who have total knee placement surgery still have pain months after the procedure. Researchers say a post-surgery treatment known as C-RFA may help relieve some discomfort. The treatment involves inserting a needle around the knee that targets specific nerve locations.
Use of technology-assisted elective total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) increased from 2010 to 2018 and is associated with reduced odds of short-term complications, according to a study published in the October issue of Arthroplasty Today.
Proven to decrease dislocation rates, dual mobility components may be justified in high-risk total hip arthroplasty patients independent of surgical approach.
A minimally invasive ablation procedure offers long-term relief for patients who experience chronic and debilitating pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Many American arthritis sufferers aren't getting any exercise despite its benefits for reducing pain and improving their quality of life, new research shows.